If you were waiting for definite news about Nokia’s plans to ship their Windows Phone-running devices in the US, here it is: Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 710 will start shipping early next year via T-Mobile, making it the first Nokia Windows Phone to arrive in the US. It’s essentially similar to the device that Nokia unveiled back in October, but T-Mo’s version will arrive in a different black/white scheme compared to the colorful designs of the international version.
Like Nokia’s stock version, the phone will feature a 3.5-inch LCD, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, a five-megapixel rear camera and 8GB of internal memory, but this phone will run on T-Mobile’s 3D bands. T-Mobile will also be loading US-specific apps on this one, including ESPN, Netflix, Slacker Radio, TeleNav GPS, T-Mobile TV and the Weather Channel.
The Lumia 710 is set for a release on January 11 for only $50 with a two-year T-Mobile contract.